My name is Sonja Beacham and I am a Uk Psychotherapist and Counsellor based in Nottingham providing individual online appointments via video calls or by telephone. Some in person face to face appointments may be available for clients who can access the Nottingham area, please ask .
We all experience times of difficulty in our lives, when events or relationships feel overwhelming, or we can feel a loss of direction or purpose. Talking to a trained professional helps us make sense of those challenging times and offers a way through them, moving towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings and enabling us to make the changes that we desire.
I work with people from all walks of life and backgrounds, coming to me with a diverse range of problems.
I hold registration with UKCP, the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy reg number 00995162 and am a member of BACP, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy membership number 186118 I hold senior accredited membership NCS the National Counselling Society .membership number NCS 21-00439.
Don't be a prisoner of your past but the architect of your future
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy appointments utilising:
Solution focused strategies,
Energy Psychology techniques,
Who I work with
Individuals: I offer private counselling and therapy for you.
Organisations: I help organisations to support their employees who are going through a difficult time.
Private health insurance: I am a recognised therapist with many major private health insurance companies such as Bupa and Aviva. You can access therapy or counselling through your insurance policy if either you or your company has taken out cover for you.
I have worked with many people over the past 30 years who are struggling with many of life's challenges and I recognise that each person has unique and differing needs, so do contact me to let me have more information about the things you would like to make changes with.
A few of the more common difficulties I have supported people to find coping strategies to deal with are listed below. No problem is too obscure or embarrassing and is probably a lot more common than you think!
Anxiety and panic attacks
Coping with work issues, bullying
Fears and phobias
Unwanted habits and behaviours
Symptoms of Depression
coping with change, (grief, divorce, retirement, illness etc.)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Problems with family or school-life Obsessions and Obsessive compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Motivation and Procrastination
Coping with persistent chronic pain
Living with acute and chronic long term health issues
Weight management and eating problems
Living with ME (myalgic encephalitis) fibromyalgia and long covid
Please do not hesitate to get in touch, I would love to hear from you.
Contact me on 07778 635 050
email at email@example.com
or via the secure form on the booking page
Making a decision to see a therapist can be one of the best investments you make in you.
"Sonja’s wealth of experience and dynamic approach, means that she is uniquely placed to facilitate you to make the changes that may have eluded you. Her passion is infectious”
Wilf Archer Coach
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act but a habit
I offer a confidential service where you can explore what is troubling you at a pace that is determined by you and one which can deepen your understanding of yourself and the way you relate to others.
Psychotherapy and Counselling offer a unique opportunity to feel understood, valued and accepted for who you are. This provides the space for you to enable you to gain a better understanding of what holds you back, and importantly, enables you to take action in choosing and creating more positive directions in your life going forwards.
Making the time for yourself to talk and reflect can be challenging , thought provoking and rewarding and can have a real impact. Having this space to look at your situation from a new perspective is invaluable in creating better relationships with others and internally with you how feel about yourself.
Sometimes clients feedback that they enjoy sessions and did not expect to. Even in the midst of difficulty, there can be a space for humour which can help lead to new perspectives.
I have a particular interest in helping people make changes and maintaining the motivation to follow through. Gaining balance in life, whether that relates the the balance between work and partner/family time or just a sense of balance internally is important to sustaining new ways of doing things.
I have considerable experience working with those facing health challenges and those adjusting to life with a chronic health condition or disability such as ME/CFS and supporting people to look at what is still possible and achievable.
Only put off until tomorrow,
what you are willing to die having left undone.
— Pablo Picasso
“Before our meetings my spirit, heart and mind were broken down to nothing. I had spent months going out of my mind with stress. My wife had left me after admitting to having an 18 month affair. After meeting you and having our counselling sessions, you have helped me re-build my life again. Although I still have to deal with the emotional pain and the financial stress, you have helped me to re-build my spirit and confidence and love being alive again. Thank you.”
“Sonja helped me through an extremely difficult time in my life. She is highly professional, knowledgeable, experienced and is at the same time friendly, kind and compassionate. Her calmness and non-judgmental attitude made it very easy for me to talk to her and I was always surprised at how well Sonja could find the root of a problem, even when I didn’t know where it was coming from myself. With Sonja’s help I am now equipped to deal with the stressful times in my life in a much more constructive way for myself and those around me - as a result I feel that I am a much happier and relaxed person. I found her to be an excellent Counsellor and would whole-heartedly recommend her to anyone having a difficult time in their life.”
“When I first came to Sonja I was a very negative person indecisive and unable to find self control. We talked at first which is hard for me as for most people, feeling as a closed book. I decided to try the ways of Reiki instead of communicating verbally and found it very strange at first, to believe in something you can’t see is hard but when you realise that it does actually work you begin to feel that the miracles of life are actually true, all you need to do is believe! Since I’ve had sessions of Reiki I feel I’ve turned my life around for the better. My only wish is having more time for REIKI!!!”
Brian Simpson (Nottinghamshire)
“Sonja really helped me at a time when I was very down and struggling to cope. Every session I had with her made me feel brighter and more positive and she has helped me in improving my negative thoughts and turn them into positive and also coping with anxiety which is something I had struggled to deal with for years. I would recommend her to anyone who was feeling seriously down and would put forward Sonja’s name to any of my friends as she has made a big difference to my Life and I am very thankful!”
“You really helped me pick up the pieces, dust myself off and face the world again. I am still using the techniques you taught me.”
“I got what I didn’t expect from our sessions together. I made links to past events that make sense of why I do what I do and enabled me to start to do things differently. I am feeling very hopeful about the future now with my relationship. Thank you.”
“With Sonia’s help, I have dispensed with so much negativity in my life. I have moved on from problems that were weighing me down for years and I have even grown to like myself and who I am, which I never thought would be possible. Sonja didn’t provide me with the answers she provided me with the tools to enable me to take responsibility for my life, help me manage my future and my feelings, which in turn has helped me recovered from an enduring depression.”
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